The former Rose Valley estate of late Lend Lease chairman Stuart Hornery is for sale
A Rose Valley property that was once home to the late prominent Lend Lease executive Stuart Hornery is for sale.
Located in the hills of Rose Valley, ‘Curry’s Mountain Estate’ has a $5.5 million price guide and is listed with South Coast Prestige Properties’ Carrie Bond.
A sale in this range will see the estatebreak the suburb record, which currently stands at $4.9 million, according to CoreLogic.
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It is easy to see why the property could break the record given it has farm land, bushwalking trails, waterfalls, rainforest and gorgeous views of the hinterland and the ocean.
Mr Hornery, who passed away in 2012, was a colourful executive who joined Lend Lease in 1967 as the site manager at the Thredbo development, and by 1988 was the chairman of the company.
Under his ownership of Curry’s Mountain Estate, he enlisted renowned architect Eric Kuhne to design a state-of-the-art home.
The DA was approved for a $3.5 million property, but was never built due to Mr Hornery’s passing.
The plan also included the installation of underground power, water tanks and a sewerage system, as well as the excavation of rock for an in-ground pool.
The current property features what is known as the “Shed”. It is a five-bedroom property with two-bathrooms and a parking for four cars.
Current owners John and Annie McNamara purchased the property seven years ago and introduced a working farm on the 103.6ha site. Their native nursery has 4000 plants, including 310 finger lime trees.
Animal lovers will be pleased to know the native gardens attract all the Aussie classics such as kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and bandicoots.
Other features include four dams, multiple walking trails along the untouched rainforest, though to waterfalls at the peak of Curry’s Mountain.
The peak of Curry’s Mountain also offers sweeping views of Werri Beach, Gerroa Headland and the town of Gerringong.
The estate is named after the pioneer family of John Curry, who originally settled on the site around the mid-1800s.
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